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Chipping Ongar (Willingale)

Major
Also known as: RAF Chipping Ongar / USAAF Station 162
County: Essex
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland
Date: June 1943 - 1948 (closed to flying); subsequent limited use to present
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / Civil / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Chipping Ongar Library
  • Essex Shooting Ground
  • Fyfield Parish Council
  • High Ongar Parish Council
  • Ongar Town Council
  • Willingale Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • 387th BG
  • No 1426 (Enemy Aircraft Circus) Flight
  • Home Counties Flying Club
  • Wid Flying Group
Aerial - Nick Challoner.JPG

Looking south-east across the airfield. The present day airstrip is visible centre-right, 22 February 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

Aerial 2 - Nick Challoner.JPG

Looking south-west across the airfield. A Blister hangar and the remains of the ops block is visible lower left, 22 February 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

Various photographs of Chipping Ongar. Courtesy of Roy Strutt

Decoy Airfield(s):

Blackmore

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